NIST

15 May 2015

It took about one hour yesterday for the House Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Subcommittee to approve its FY 2016 bill providing funding for NASA, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the National Science Foundation.  The 100-page bill was passed by voice vote without any amendments being offered.

13 May 2015

The House Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Subcommittee meets tomorrow to consider its FY 2016 funding bill.  The subcommittee issued a three-page release this morning providing summary information on the 100-page draft bill. 

10 Mar 2015

House and Senate appropriators have held important hearings in the last two weeks on the FY 2016 budget request for the Department of Commerce.  Among the topics discussed at these hearings were the weather satellite program of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and manufacturing programs of the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

4 Feb 2015

The Obama Administration has requested an increase of 29.6 percent in the budget for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a component of the US Department of Commerce.  Under this request, sent to Congress on Monday, the budget would increase from $863.9 million to $1,119.7 million.

12 Dec 2014

Congress is nearing completion of the FY 2015 appropriations cycle with yesterday’s House approval of a $1.1 trillion bill providing funding through September 30, 2015 for all departments and agencies with the exception of the Department of Homeland Security that will be funded through early 2015.  Senate action is expected within a day. 

15 Feb 2000

   

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28 Jul 1993

As the designated helpmate of US industry, the National Institute
of Standards and Technology (NIST) has been in the congressional
spotlight several times in recent weeks.  Last week, the House
Science Subcommittee on Technology, Environment and Aviation
reviewed NIST's role in helping the defense industry to diversify
(see FYI #99.)  On Monday, a field hearing at the NIST campus in
Gaithersburg, Maryland, brought members of the subcommittee out to
hear NIST's plans for the large budget increase President Clinton

23 Aug 1994

The conference report on H.R. 4603, the Commerce, Justice, and
State Appropriations bill for FY 1995, was passed by the House on
August 18, and by the Senate the following day.  This bill funds
the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which is
an agency of the Commerce Department.  While not quite attaining
the stratospheric 79.7 percent increase requested by the
Administration, the conference report provides NIST with a total of
$854.7 million, a 64.3 percent increase over the 1994

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